Oklahoma Has Moved Season-Opener, Get Bye Week Before Tennessee

Sep 22, 2018; Norman, OK, USA; The Oklahoma Sooners take the field prior to action against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

If you didn’t check your social media this weekend, you might have missed that the Oklahoma Sooners moved their opening game up a week.

The Sooners will play Missouri State on Aug. 29 instead of Sept. 5. As of now, Tennessee is slated to play the Sooners Sept. 12 in Norman. Now it’s unclear how the college football schedule will look by the time this game rolls around or if we’ll even have college football. Before the so called “experts” say we’re not having football, we’re going to pretend that everything is fine right now.

You may ask what this means for Tennessee? In hindsight, it means right now that the Vols are planning as if playing their non-conference slate. Also, it seems that for the Vols that their opponent is a little scared and need a extra week to prep.

Now, everything is complete speculation but you could possibly see the Vols also move their opening week game against Charlotte, pending the announcement coming from the SEC on Friday. I’m just going to say it already that the Sooners are scared of Tennessee!

Not only did the school and coaches from Oklahoma take shots earlier at Tennessee on the recruiting trail, but now they need an extra bye week to prep? Listen, it may be a little unrealistic to think that the Vols have a chance in Norman, but let me tell you why it’s not!

The Sooners lost Jalen Hurts and CeeDee Lamb on the offensive side, then their defense was already softer than pudding last season. We all know though the Lincoln Riley is an amazing coach, but can he out-coach the defensive mind of Jeremy Puritt? The Vols should have the upper hand on defense with a secondary of upperclassmen and of course Henry To’oto’o (the de facto leader of the defense).

Like I’ve stated earlier, the Sooners are scared of the Orange and White rolling into Norman. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict the Vols are coming home with a victory. Also, later this week, be looking for an announcement from the SEC on the upcoming season.